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Canadian Franchise Advisor

Gary Prenevost

Role at FastLane

As a multiple-term member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Franchise Association (CFA), Gary is able to stay abreast of leading trends in the franchise industry. He has served on numerous committees and is a regular thought leadership contributor. He is a regular speaker at CFA events, including franchise shows, online webinars and annual conferences.

Gary enjoys mentoring young entrepreneurs and business leaders; he is also a volunteer mentor for emerging franchisors for the Canadian Franchise Association. He is co-chair of FranNet’s Franchise Advisory Committee and also serves on FranNet’s the Board of Directors.


Years In Franchising


Salespeople Trained


Year With Franchise FastLane

Professional Overview

Gary is a passionate entrepreneur! A calculated risk taker who thrives on creating opportunity for others, he is constantly redefining his comfort zone while helping others to redefine their comfort zones and unlock their “golden shackles” that had previously held them back from achieving and overachieving their financial and lifestyle goals.

Gary’s 29 years of experience in the Canadian franchising industry makes him an industry-leading and much sought-after consultant for people that are considering franchise ownership. Connecting great people with proven and viable franchise businesses is Gary’s mission. To achieve this goal, Gary is a multi-unit franchisee with FranNet ( – a consulting company that helps people who are considering self-employment as a career option. As the FranNet franchisee and franchise matchmaking consultant for Southern Ontario and Eastern Canada, Gary:

  • Helps his clients gain acute clarity on all aspects of their ideal business model and helps them get a sense of which types of franchises best fit their financial/risk profile

  • Helps identify and introduce specific franchises that are most likely to help them meet or exceed their financial goals while also allowing them to have the work/life balance they desire

  • Most importantly, Gary guides his clients through an in-depth research process for the companies they are considering, including coaching them on who to talk to and providing the right questions to ask to ensure that they have as much information as possible to make an informed and defensible YES or NO decision.


Gary’s other personal passions are time with his family, fitness, skiing, and other outdoor adventures including canoeing/kayaking, hiking, and fly-fishing; gourmet cooking, gardening, and global adventure travel round out the list. Gary shares that his most memorable vacation has been walking the Camino de Santiago in 2013.

KULA Yoga teacher training 2008 – 2009: 200-hour yoga instructor training

Georgetown Aikido 1995 – 2000: martial arts. While he is no longer able to practice the martial art of Aikido due to injury, Gary still applies the teachings and disciplines of this sport in his business and personal life.



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